General Upgrade Kits Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ziltama, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Girl Pants

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    Sorry if this has been asked prior, but is there a weapons pack out there for SS86 Jazz in G2 colors? I'm thinking of getting the Toyhax stickers and would love to have matching weapons too. I think there might have been a Nonnef pack that's out of print now, but not sure of anything else.
    I guess technically I'd only need that blue and green gun as G2 Jazz didn't come with the shoulder launcher.
     
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    Seems closer to the yellow paint accents than to the colour of the body. But they do store nicely in robot mode - which is a nice feature to have.
    But they are kinda expensive to the DNA kit might end up being better bang for your buck if they make one.
     
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    I need those heads!
     
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  6. Shattered Trousers

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    I bought mine from sugar-girl0309 on eBay, only a couple of hours before TFSafari put up their listing.

    I paid US$2 more per kit, overall, but both are very reliable places to buy from and both have my full endorsement.

    For what it's worth I probably would've waited and bought from TFSafari if I knew they were going to be stocking this kit, but such is life. :) 

    ~L~

    EDIT: Additionally I could've used some of the points I've accrued from previous TFSafari purchases. D'oh! :lol 
     
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    Cheers both, ordered from TFS. :D 
     
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    I don't think I've ever paid shipping when buying from eBay sellers (6hk666666, sweetmall-1, and smea1366 for me). In this case, Sweetmall-1 has it for $23.77 with free shipping and 5% off if you buy 2 or more items from them. I find that eBay sellers get the item out my way faster than tfsafari, so I'll go with them if the cost is close enough/they have a coupon I can take advantage of.
     
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  9. ziltama

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    I have never been charged shipping from the eBay accessories vendors.

    TFSafari does charge for S&H if you want somewhat faster shipping.
     
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    Beauman Prisencolinensinainciusol. All right.

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    TFSafari is cheaper and is willing to collect VAT for European customers (so we don't have to pay VAT + handling fees at arrival) as opposed to E-bay sellers.
    The only downside is that they don't sell all the upgrade kits you can find on e-bay. That's a bit of a bummer.
     
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    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    I love this thread. Upgrades are my new crack. But sometimes I'm focused on other things and I miss something. Anyone willing to put up a list of upgrades with corresponding links for OP to put up on Page-1?

    Character-based I think would be best, so to better disambiguate Ratchet Studio from GoBetter upgrades for same figure, for example.

    Cheers!
     
  14. greboguru

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    Good lord... That would be a MASSIVE undertaking.
     
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    :(  sigh. Well I guy can dream. Guess I'll just have to continue visiting the thread several times a day. :banghead: 

    In all seriousness, I am quite happy with how some of my new figures look after their upgrades. Hobby well enjoyed and what a time to be in it. Only 12-15 years ago stuff like this was extremely difficult to come by if you weren't "in the know."
     
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  16. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Sounds like a good idea in theory but not useful in practice. Links would become moot as stuff sells out. It's fairly uncommon for stuff outside of Dr. Wu or DNA Design to get new production runs.

    Edit: Better option is just to list trusted sellers.
     
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    It would be awesome if they did, however. Especially for those of us who missed out on them the first time around.
     
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    For sure!

    Back in 2003/2004, when Energon was the current mainline, I wanted a copy of Megatron's sword to give to Scorponok, who briefly wielded the sword before Megatron's resurrection, and I wanted multiple transparent red copies of the sword because Omnicon Signal Flare scanned the sword in Megatron's hand and reverse engineered copies for the Autobots to use against the hordes of Terrorcons.

    There was no way to buy Megatron swords except for buying multiple copies of Leader-class Megatron (but the sword packed with him was colourless clear plastic and had no hilt for any other figures to hold,)

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    Or you could try to track down one of the Japanese Wonderfest convention exclusive die cast swords (one of these would cost you about as much as five Leader-class Megatrons!)

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    Today, thanks to 115 Workshop, I can buy exactly what I was wanting back in 2004!

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    Energon Megatron's sword is available in three different colours and has a built-in 5mm handgrip, so pretty much any figure can hold it.

    I bought a stack of these in red and a couple of the other colours too. And they're great!

    It's just too bad all my Energon toys are packed away right now, but when they come out of storage I'll finally be able to arm everybody with their own copy of this awesome-looking accessory!

    ~L~
     
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  19. Thundershot

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    Ebay:
    I saw these and wanted to get them on tfsafari, but the pink ones are sold out. Is there somewhere else to buy them?
     
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    I’m curious if these new pegs will be implemented into their older products.